East London's Colossal New Art Mural
Here at Londonewcastle, scouring the city for new artistic masterpieces is one of our favourite pastimes, so when we found out about this giant and iconic masterpiece in East London by Ben Eine, we were very excited indeed!
Measuring the size of approximately 700 double-decker buses, street artist Ben Eine has lived up to his name by creating a mural on the ground of an industrial space in East London, a mural so large that the only viable way for him to check his progress throughout was by drone footage.
This piece of street art, spanning a colossal 17,500 square meters, illustrating the word ‘CREATE’ involved a lot of artistic material, and I mean A LOT. 2,850 litres of recycled paint, 18-inch wide rollers and a 200-litre bathtub for mixing purposes, to be exact.
Eine’s passion for art and creating something out of the ordinary shines through this mural: ‘I love to paint and beautify the most unexpected of places – I’ve painted everything from doorways to trains but have always wanted to do something really huge and different.’ Huge and different is exactly what he’s managed to do in my opinion, in fact I think it’s an understatement!